For a long time now we have had a problem in Kentucky. While our state has a wide majority of Democrats, we have several Congressional seats that remain Republican, have two Republican Senators, and vote on a national level in Presidential elections Republican. Now it appears as if we will have a leader of our state party who donated to the two worst Republicans of all, disgraced former Governor Ernie Fletcher and the Darth Vader of Kentucky politics, Mitch McConnell. To me, this shows the weakness of our party as a whole. There are too many apologists for the Corporate Republican ideology within our state and national party and the best thing they can do is leave our party, not lead it.
Not long ago we found out that my Republican Congressman, Exxon Ed Whitfield had been partying hard and living the high life in Hollywood on PAC money. Well, not to be outdone by any Floridian, I mean Kentuckian the most elite Prince of Orange has made sure that Exxon Eddie does not get to have all the fun.
Here in Kentucky's First Congressional District we are represented by Exxon Ed Whitfield. It is no secret to many of us here that he has been for sale every since he was elected. The Congressmen voted in on the "Contract with America" pledge to serve two terms is now running for his eighth term. It seems the money rolling in is too much for him to resist.